HELLO, I'M KEITH

translator / editor / transcreator / transcriptionist / copywriter / lyricist

HELLO, I'M KEITH

translator / editor / transcreator / transcriptionist / copywriter / lyricist

HELLO, I'M KEITH

translator / editor / transcreator / transcriptionist / copywriter / lyricist

HELLO, I'M KEITH

translator / editor / transcreator / transcriptionist / copywriter / lyricist

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Explore Taiwanese Hokkien Language (II): Lonely Tree, Lonely Bird by Wubai 臺語探究(貳):伍佰〈樹枝孤鳥〉

在(佇):在 (tī): At, in. 佗位:哪裡 (tó-uī): Where 批信:書信、信件 (phue-sìn): Letter 親像:好像 (tshin-tshiūnn): As if 風在透:風在吹 (hong teh thàu): Wind blowing 針在偎(揻):針在刺 (tsiam teh ui): Needle pinching 無路用:沒有用,不中用 (bô lōo iōng): Useless, of no use. 無代念我情:沒想過我的感受 (bô tāi liām guá tsîng):...

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Explore Taiwanese Hokkien Language (I): Tearful Night Train by Wubai 臺語探究(壹):伍佰〈熱淚暗班車〉

臺語的表達非常豐富,我個人閩南語說得不好,但還是常常從臺語歌學習這個語言獨有的表達方式與詞彙。我以我個人理解嘗試將伍佰的〈熱淚暗班車〉一些詞句寫成華語和英語,有志於臺語研究的朋友請多多指教。 Taiwanese Hokkien has a great variety when it comes to expression. Despite the fact that I can't speak the language well, I still learn the unique expression and terms of...

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Explore Cantonese Language (II): Expressions of water 粵語探究(貳):「水」的表達方式

粵語中「水」字的應用非常靈活,除了跟錢財相關的用法之外,生活中其他表達方式亦是非常生動敏銳。 The usage of the word ‘water’ is very flexible in Cantonese language. It is widely used for expressions related to money, as well as some very lively and apt descriptions of some situations of our daily life. 睇水:觀察形勢、以防萬一...

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Explore Cantonese Language (I): Expressions of water 粵語探究(壹):「水」的表達方式

粵語是一個生動有趣、詼諧抵死的語言,很多表達方式並非書面中文可以直接傳達得出來。其中,水的應用方式亦是非常豐富,在此憑記憶細數一番。此篇記錄跟錢有關的說法。 Cantonese is a very interesting and sarcastic language. Many of its expressions can hardly have equivalent terms and phrases in written Chinese. Among others, 'water' (水, seoi2) is a...

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〈投機者〉陳昇 Speculator by Bobby Chen

〈投機者〉 作詞:陳昇 作曲:陳昇 Speculator by Bobby Chen Melody and Lyrics by Bobby Chen 後來他究竟去了日本還是美國 就沒有再聽過村子裡的人們說 然而我心裡知道 他應該已經完成了夢想 不再是村民眼中的混球 我寶哥在部隊鬧事退下來以後 回到村子說要搞個BAND一刻也沒閒著 他說反攻大陸早已沒了希望 像我這樣的豆乾開計程車都嫌扯 (Did he go to Japan or USA, nobody in the village talked about it anymore....

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About SRT arrangement 字幕SRT格式排版

字幕排版是一個相當兩極的工作,你可能很喜歡,也可能因為其重複工序而覺得煩躁。值得慶幸的是,字幕排版也可以很自在,若使用對的方法的話。 首先,影片必須先剪接好才謄寫字幕。先將中英文字句一句句謄寫出來,每一行的字數當作是直接上字幕的用字而且不要超過限制字數,就可以很快謄寫完畢。之後再將寫好的字句上載到字幕程式。我常常準備兩個字幕檔案也就是.ass和.srt檔案,客戶可以隨時使用。...

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Writer’s work desk 寫作人的辦公桌

村上春樹是我很欣賞的小說家,雖然後面幾部作品都沒讀了,但我還是非常欣賞他作為寫作人、翻譯家的精神與態度。村上與太太長期在日本與美國之間各居住半年,去到哪裡就堅持寫到哪裡的工作態度,可以說是對我影響深遠。 其實真正的寫作人、翻譯家不論去到哪裡,祇要有可以辦公的桌子,應當是可以馬上洋洋灑灑開始文字作業。背後的功力,當然是靠平日多讀書、多涉獵不同領域知識,下筆處理不同內容方能融會貫通。...

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Testimonials

Subtitle Translation – ENG and CH (both ways)

I’ve been working with Keith for a couple of years now – he’s very responsive and takes feedback well. He hasn’t missed a deadline yet, and is very easy to work with.

Avinash (Malaysia)

Chinese to English Booklet Translation

合作經驗非常愉快,不論是交件時間或者溝通的品質,軟性或者硬調文章都能駕馭,讓後續編輯省時省力。

俊毅 (Taiwan)

Novel – Chinese to English Translation

Keith has done an exceptional job with my translation project. Quality of work was to a high standard and he always delivered milestones ahead of schedule. Highly recommend.

Mowen Lee (Australia)

Cantonese & Mandarin to English Transcription

Keith completed the transcription successfully and on time. Thank you!

Jill Kushner Bishop (United States)

Cantonese to English Translation (News)

A very cooperative guy. A pleasure to work with.

Daniel Fericks (Hong Kong)

Mandarin (Taiwanese dialect) translation / subtitles

Very skilled!

Matthew Vascellaro (United States)

Cantonese to English Transcription

A good translator. His hard work and good skill made this project a big success. Well done!

Kaly Chan (Hong Kong)

Chinese to English Translation

Keith is a professional and responsible translator, and I will definitely look for him again for future assignments.

Winnie Yee (Singapore)